Real Madrid counting on 17-year-old Juan Nunez for the ACB semis

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Real Madrid going through several issues from injuries to departing players, stretch to the ACB Playoffs. Nicolas Laprovittola will miss the semifinals of the Spanish league due to injury and will be replaced by Juan Nunez, per Carlos Sanchez Blas.

Nunez turned 17 on Friday. He is currently with the U18 squad participating in the 2020-21 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament Finals at Valencia but is expected to join the senior squad.

Game 1 of the best-of-three series against Valencia is scheduled to be held on Sunday at WiZink Center. Game 2 follows Tuesday at La Fonteta. Game 3, if necessary, will be held on Thursday in Madrid.

Besides Laprovittola, Alberto Abalde and Felipe Reyes are also sidelined. Trey Thompkins and Anthony Randolph have been previously ruled out for the remainder of the season.

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